The Hotellerie Saint Ives is indeed a former grand monastery that was attached to Chartres' magnificent Cathedral. The rooms and common areas still retain much of their monastic austerity but they are comfortable and clean with views to die for. The hotel is still used for seminars and conferences linked to the Cathedral. The setting is brilliant located within the Cathedral enclave of narrow streets and 14th century buildings. Breakfast was also very good value the Breakfast room matched the monastic surrounds giving one the feel they were back in boarding school or residential college. I was bit disappointed to see that the hotel did in fact have double rooms when only twin rooms were advertised. Apart from this, you could not find a better place to stay in Chartres to immerse yourself in the historic and spiritual experience of the Cathedral. Free secure parking is available within the grounds although it is a bit tricky getting into the enclave.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Saint Yves Hotel is a simple but confortable hotel very close to Chartres cathedral and overhanging the river Eure and Old Lower City. The 50 rooms offering 80 beds (from single to family room) allow you to have a night right in the heart of the city, in an amazing historical mansion and to discover all the area on foot. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotellerie Saint Yves Hotel Chartres